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Foods that are addictive

Foods that are addictive

Which Foods Cause Food Addiction

Many different types of food have been scientifically shown to produce addictive behaviors. These foods are typically highly processed and high in calorie concentration. Addictive foods can have an effect in the brain similar to addictive drugs.

Easy Oven Potatoes

Easy Oven Potatoes

Easy Oven Potatoes

These potatoes are perfect as a side to scrambled tofu when you want to serve up a delicious breakfast that will satisfy even the most demanding appetite. Since they are baked as opposed to cooked with oil, they are super healthy and a great side dish. You DO NOT need to sacrifice flavor just because you are trying to eat healthy, and these potatoes can be made just as or more delicious than recipes that use additional oil. You'll find this recipe can be a great addition to your whole-food plant-based (WFPB) recipe collection.

Simple Granola (no added sugar or oil)

Simple Granola (no added sugar or oil)

Simple Granola (no added sugar or oil)

Granola is simply delicious, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, it is actually HARD to find a healthy granola! Even though the name evokes images of health-conscious crunchy-granola eaters, commercial granolas tend to be loaded with either lots of sugar, oil, or both.

Food Addiction

Food Addiction

Food addiction is real

Food addiction is similar to drug addiction in the sense that addictive foods, that is, “highly palatable” foods usually high in sugar and/or fat, stimulate intense good feelings mediated by the release of dopamine in the brain, which overstimulate the pleasure mechanisms (reward pathways) in the brain.

Surprise Flourless Cookies

Surprise Flourless Cookies

Surprise Flourless Cookies

These completely gluten-free cookies are simply delicious. Even if you are not following a gluten-free diet, the fact that these cookies are made without any flour is also an advantage. Even whole grain flours are highly pulverized, which makes foods made with them higher in the glycemic index (that is, they get absorbed faster and therefore increase blood glucose faster).

Vegetarian Chicken-Style Seasoning

Vegetarian Chicken-Style Seasoning

Vegetarian Chicken-Style Seasoning

Many recipes call for either broth, boullion or some other powder seasoning, which could be an essential ingredient to add flavor and personality to a recipe. Many of these products, if you buy them from the store, are made with animal products, contain excess sodium and in many cases contain MSG.

Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is one of the most perfect soups to consume on a chilly, cloudy fall day. Of course, this soups is actually perfect any other time of the year too! But as the weather cools down, days become shorter, and we start thinking about the upcoming holidays, this recipe seems to be more attractive than ever.